The seeds of Comedy 50:50 started in February 2018 when I attended ERA 50:50 at BAFTA. ERA stands for Equal Representation for Actresses and their mission statement is:
‘ERA 50:50 wants to see women represented on screen, in television and theatre in equal numbers to men. Currently women are systemically under represented. This does not accurately represent our society. It distorts our view of the real world. Equal representation for Actresses, for Audiences, for All. Equal means 50:50.’
Founder Comedy 50:50
Saskia is Controller for Comedy at ITV, commissioning hour long comedy dramas, half hour scripted comedy, sketch shows and comedy entertainment formats.
Commissions for ITV include Glass Houses, Bad Move, The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule, Birds Of A Feather, Benidorm, Through The Keyhole, The Imitation Game, Play To The Whistle, The Delivery Man, Vicious and for ITV2 Timewasters, Action Team, Plebs, Celebrity Juice, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Don’t Hate The Playaz, Coming In America, Shopping with Keith Lemon, Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility, The Job Lot, @elevenish, Glitchy.
Project Manager Comedy 50:50
Emma is Development Co-Ordinator for ITV, working across scripted comedy and comedy entertainment shows.